Lincs County League: Louth Second XI ease to victory at Scunthorpe

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Louth Second XI travelled north on Saturday looking to make amends for their cup defeat to Scunthorpe.

Scunthorpe won the toss and having chosen to bat in hot, sunny conditions, scored freely at four-an-over until Reggie Koen uprooted Patrick’s leg stump, and Phil Nicholson (9-0-39-1) had Brown caught behind by Henry Tye (32-2).

Pashley and Ibrahim built a steady partnership, adding 26 for the third wicket before that man Koen (13-3-34-3) dismissed both batsmen.

Stewart West replaced Nicholson and soon struck two quick blows as Scunthorpe were reduced to 104-6.

Phil Burrell (6-3-14-1) removed Ranjon for 23 and West blew the tail away as Scunthorpe were bowled out for 120, West finishing with excellent figures of 9.4-3-21-5.

After tea, Louth’s batsmen were confident of chasing a relatively low target, but were 7-2 when both Steve Wright and Henry Tye were caught without scoring.

Stewart West was in superb form at the other end, smashing four boundaries and a maximum before he was caught for 27 to leave Louth 33-3.

Koen and Dean Jacklin moved the score along quickly until Koen was out lbw for 16 as Louth stuttered once more on 55-4.

Kully Bains supported Jacklin as the pair dug in and slowly chipped away at the total. Man-of-the-match Jacklin (62 not out), in particular, was brutal on anything off line, as they saw the visitors to a six-wicket victory with an unbroken stand of 66.

Louth claimed a vital 20-point victory to stay second in Lincolnshire County League Division One.

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